Local

Detroit Pension Boards Challenge EFM Law

View Comments
WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas

WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit’s two pension boards believe the state’s new Emergency Financial Manager Law is unconstitutional and they are challenging it.

The 30-page lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

The city claims the new law gives Emergency Financial Managers “czar-like powers” and would wipe out collective bargaining rights of city employees worried about their pensions.

A spokesman for Governor Rick Snyder said the Governor believes in the constitutionality of the law otherwise he would not have signed it.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,975 other followers